what will you do to celebrate you child's birthday in December?

Gloria - posted on 08/26/2010 ( 34 moms have responded )

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i have no idea what to do for my daughters birthday its in the middle of december. so its very cold and you really cant have a party outside or a jumping house. any ideas?

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Darcy - posted on 09/03/2010

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I agree with Venus, keep it small and stay at home! Kids will expect bigger and better every year!

Laylagloriammasheal - posted on 11/06/2012

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well i have a child. i have decided and looked online and there's a place in NY were your child can decorate their own cakes, and i am sure your child loves cakes, and i heard if its their birthday they can eat the cakes they have made thanks for asking!

Megan - posted on 11/14/2013

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My kids always loved the home parties the best. Decorate cupcakes, play some games...a scavenger hunt is simple and fun, this balance game is fun and can be used like musical chairs http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000ANI... I love it... good for balance and imagination, and we always did this pretend snow ball battle Divide group into two teams. Use masking tape to divide the room - Use two lines of masking tape separated by about 3-4 feet (so the kids cant smack someone on the other team when throwing) Team one behind the first line, team two behind second line...space in the middle is neutral. Give each team lots of newspaper, or tissue paper. Give each team three minutes to make the paper into "snowballs". Then countdown to start the snowball battle. Kids just whip the paper balls at the other side. When time is up everyone has to freeze. Then count the paper balls on each side the team with the fewest balls on their side wins. Have them throw balls into garbage can when counting.
Then open presents, sing, eat cupcakes and youre done!

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Crystal - posted on 10/29/2013

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i also have been looking for december party ideas for a girl and boy i have one on the 2nd and the 26th so a middle of the month party is what im looking for, I found a suburbs mama link. http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2012/12/... it looks very cute and very fun for little hands and minds and it so simple it want hurt your christmas expence's the kids will love it!!

Angelica - posted on 02/24/2013

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@ BECKY LOL MY SON WAS ON THE 29 OF DECEMBER HIS 1 AND IM HAVING A HARD TIME TO. THE LITTLE GYM, WHAT IS IT, WHAT DO THEY DO THERE

Corella - posted on 12/04/2012

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Well my daughter is ten and she loves monster high so I am planning a monster high party and getting every on a monster high costume I am doing this at our house and having a sleepover party so I suggest a monster high part I say the age for it is more like 6-13

Laylagloriammasheal - posted on 11/06/2012

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hello u have an business called (SCREAMIN PARTIES) my friend told me about this and i took my child and she said this was her best birthday shes ever had! This is my friends email Ma shell.pro@gmail.com! thank you for asking!

Michelle - posted on 09/27/2011

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Both of my kids are December babies! One right before christmas and one right after. Every year we do something indoors since it snows in Colorado! We are doing a place called Monkey Bizness this year (which is kinda like a big indoor padded playground for kids with cool stuff to climb) -- Last year we did a skating rink, the year before was a pizza place with an indoor play structure. You have to get a little more creative in these cold months ;-)

Toshia - posted on 09/18/2011

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Both my kids were born in December, my son Dec 15 - he will be 4; my daughter Dec 28 - she will be 2. For my son's 1st we had it at my mom's work she was a waitress at a restaurant, 2nd was just us & a close friend since I was 9 mos pregnant w/#2, 3rd & her 1st was at McDonalds & was reasonable but too much noise & clustered. so for birthday #2 & #4 I'm at a loss. I am thinking about renting a classroom at a local park or community center so I can do what I want & will be warm.

Ashley - posted on 09/17/2011

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My son Devn, will be 4 on the 5th. Every year we have his party at Mcdonalds...and its just family(cousins). I do not pay a thing because me and his dad are managers there, but it really isnt expensive anyway. But as a change of scenery we might go to Chuck-e-Cheese:)

Melanie - posted on 09/13/2011

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hi im am new here but i am having the same issue i have a 2 yr old turning 3 and her 1st bday was home with family and friend 2nd was chuckie cheese and this yr which is in jan and its too cold to be out im doing a petting zoo cowgirl party i have found a few place that or too small for my family alone and the are too high so i amd still looking i do have a head start. bt, i was told some churches rent out their halls to pple and community center also so hope all goes well.

Esther - posted on 09/12/2011

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I work for a mobile beading party service that comes to Ancaster and Hamilton and we entertain children at birthday parties by making jewelry with them. We would love to help you with your daughter's party. Here is a link to our site www.beadingbuds.com.

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Well I'm from Australia so it's the middle of summer in December :)
His birthday just gone, we had a pool party & a BBQ

Natasha - posted on 12/01/2010

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My son''s birthday is December 29, and this year we are having a smaller at home party on the 27th. We have invited some of his friends, and all of our extended family. In my opinion it is all about the people you spend the day with, and not the party itself. If you have people there that mean a lot, then just organize some little games for the kids to play. Parents will entertain themselves, and play with the kids. I never had big birthday parties as a kid, because my birthday is in the middle of the summer, when everyone is gone on vacation. I guess that has something to do with my smaller and more intimate is better opinion. If it's not super cold, why not get everyone to bring a sled and go over to a small hill for an hour, take hot chocolate with you and the kids will have a blast.

As for your question Cassandra, you can absolutely invite the same people. If they are close friends and family they will want to be at both celebrations.

Cassandra - posted on 11/10/2010

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I'm having the same problem, but i also have a baby turning 1 in jan ( which I'm having at home) . I don't kno how to invite either. I mean I can't invite the same ppl can I ??

Nikkole - posted on 11/07/2010

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My son is 3 on December 31st and he wants his bday at chuckie cheeses so thats where im doing his at!

Kalee - posted on 11/07/2010

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We are doing Chuck E Cheese, this year but that is all she has asked for since April when we went to a party for her cousin. We have done just parties with mainly friends and family for the last 2 years so we are doing a lil' more this year. She was born on the 20th so I try to have the party earlier in the month to seperate it from christmas. And that way I can still have time to Christmas shop for her without having to worry about having doubles.

Lidia - posted on 09/15/2010

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I had Gianna's 1st birthday at Gymboree, which worked out really well. I like that you can rent the whole place to yourself, so the kids had full access and it was reasonably priced, it was rainbow themed. Last year we had a glow in the dark 80's party and just rented out the park district hall, had lots of dancing, and karaoke for the older kids. This year we'll be having her 3 year presentation, similar to a quinceanera, Alice in Wonderland theme. We rented a local golf course banquet hall. There'll be plenty of games, magician/balloon artist, face-painting but I'm debating on a bounce house atm.

SHENOA - posted on 09/12/2010

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i have the same problem but my daughters birthday is dec 1. i was thinking about renting a hall and having a ball type thing with princess tiana theme. not quuite sure yet...

Venus - posted on 09/03/2010

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Do something small @ your house! My son has a few playmates that we invite so we wind up with about 4-5 kids in the house. We do some fun games like pin the tail on the donkey and the hokey pokey...fun stuff like that...then just let the kids go play in my son's room.

He will be 3 this year in Dec, and we are gong to a local party store to pic out his theme. We always let him pic the theme of the party and I try to make a cake and foods that go along with it. This year he's talking about Shrek, so I'll probably make a green cake, green rice crispie treats and get bags of gummy bugs for treats. Use your imagination and keep it small...they are still too little to spend the money on McDonalds or Chuck E cheese in my opinion.

Sheryl - posted on 09/02/2010

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my son was born dec.27 so what we are going to do is have his party earler in the month at mcdonalds here like we did with are son who was born in may. it those normally the times of the year its hot or cold. they have a indoors playground. so that was we are doing.

Becky - posted on 09/02/2010

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You could also check and if you have a local family gym with an indoor pool or something you could try that. Like here we have a family gym called the YMCA and they have an indoor pool and I believe they do pool parties and sports parties too.

Becky - posted on 09/02/2010

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I have the same problem. My son was born on December 28th~~3 days after xmas lol. I havent had to think of any ideas for parties that include the kids or anything, however I have been thinking about it. Do you have any dance plays or chuck E chesse's near you? Also I dont know where you live, or how much you plan on spending but there is a place around here called The Little Gym (they have them all over, check and see if there is one near you) they do birthday parties, I used to work there and they are a little pricey, but they do everything except including the pizza and cake you have to bring that and the goody bags, but they take care of all the fun and excitment. It's a developmental Gymnastics facility, the kids LOVED it when they had parties there. They do the set up and clean up, you just need to bring decorations as well and they decorate for you and clean up and everything. It's worth checking out to see if you have one near you. If not see if there is a dance studio that does parties or maybe some indoor places to play that may do parties too. That's the only thing I can think of. Unless your daughter is older and you do a party at the movies or a salon or something.

Andria - posted on 09/01/2010

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Chuck e cheese...and if you go on their website and sign up for coupons and discounts they will also send you coupons

Lika - posted on 08/31/2010

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Here in Wisconsin, it's still very cold until April. My son's birthday is in early March. This last birthday was the 3rd year we had it in an arcade. It's one of those inside a mall, and when reserving it for $50, you get a corner with tables included to set up your party, plus $60 worth of tokens to give amongst the kids. It's pretty neat.

Debbie - posted on 08/29/2010

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Sorry meant to be or a swimming pool
My son's birthday is on the 10th of December but it's summer here so not so much of s problem

Debbie - posted on 08/29/2010

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do you have a local kid's indoor playground that does parties on a swimming pool???
Either that or what about a pot luck tea where all the parents come too and everyone brings a main and a dessert and you just organise the cake and your contribution good way to get everyone together :)

Erin - posted on 08/29/2010

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For her first b-day we did it at home with her "friends" (babies from our Mom's group and kids of friends of ours) it was to chaotic with about 10 kids and their parents so we did her 2nd at an indoor playground (15 kids and 28 adults), it was a bit pricey but so worth not having to setup, cleanup etc This year, I'm not sure, we may do the indoor playground thing again or Chucky Cheese. I can't wait until the age when you don't have to entertain/feed the parents as well as the kids, it will be much easier then :)

Jen - posted on 08/29/2010

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We've done inside parties so far, but this year I want to try an outside party at a near by park. I live in Florida so I kind of have that option. Savannah's birthday is the 1st.

Darlene - posted on 08/29/2010

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My son was also born on the 14th, and my younger son will be 1 on the 9th of Dec. I'll be combining their birthdays until they start school and have their 'own' friends. So far, we've always had simple parties at home and will do the same this year. We talked about bowling, indoor mini golf, or renting an indoor playplace, but we are going to wait until next year when they are a bit older.

Sharonda - posted on 08/29/2010

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both of my daughters where born in december one dec 19 of 07 and one dec 27 of 08...first off it was hard cause they were small let alone it being cold....so my girls like sesame street...so i made an elmo's world party in a spacious hall i one of their gifts was the big bouncy jumper thingy that you fill with balls so we had a lot of games set up ...so it was like their own elmo's world so every kid went home with an elmo toy or two that they won playing simple kiddie games they loved it...it was kinda expensive but hey u always wanna go all the way out on their first bdays

Gloria - posted on 08/27/2010

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yeah mybe i should rent something like that.. Aliyah is going to be 3 too on the 15 :)

Michelle - posted on 08/27/2010

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Aaron is going to be 3 this year, and we have a local gym here that was an old school they rent out and I am checking into one of those bouncy house type things.. I really am at a loss too. It's too cold to take little ones out like that... when he gets a bit older there is always sled riding and stuff like that to do. But for now this is what I have. What day is your daughter's... Aaron is on the 14th.

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